CAUTION! THIS STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BLACK WIDOW. FAIR WARNING IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE YET!
Julia Louis-Dreyfus made a surprise appearance on episode 5 of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier like Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine and one knows that an actress of her stature is not cast in a mere cameo. Fans know that this character is coming more and that Marvel boss Kevin Feige is teasing his future plans for her.
The last time we saw Valentina, she had recruited John Walker (Wyatt Russell) to join her mysterious team. Originally, the character was supposed to appear in Black widow First, but now that Natasha Romanoff’s solo movie is officially out, fans have seen that Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) is another of Valentina’s recruits. What’s next Kevin Feige recently spoke with him D23 Inside Disney podcast and asked about the Black widow post-credits scene and what’s next for Valentina. While Feige didn’t give an answer that gave everything away, he did poke fun at Valentina’s recruiting efforts and how he thinks fans will be surprised where she appears next:
“She’s doing something. Yes, she is. She seems to be in recruiting mode. Does Yelena already work for her? It seems like they have a connection at that point. Yes. And the future is bright for the MCU because Julia is in it. We are huge fans of her at Marvel. We had a general meeting with her many years ago, Louis D ‘Esposito and I were really excited that we would even meet her because she is an icon, and we are huge Seinfeld nerds at Marvel Studios. So The idea of bringing her into the world was always something, if we could find the right thing, it was something we wanted to do. And when this role came up and the opportunity to have her in [Black] Widow and [The] Hawk [and the Winter Soldier], and maybe some other things to come, she was totally on board and really into it. So she’s an amazing addition to the world, and I hope people are surprised where she will appear next. “
Feige didn’t say what Valentina’s plans are, but seemed to suggest that Yelena and Valentina were already working together by the time. Black widow The post-credits scene takes place. This would give you two confirmed recruits to be reckoned with. Feige wasn’t asked if the team he’s putting together will be the Dark Avengers or something else, but fans are already speculating. All I know is that I think Louis-Dreyfus will probably make a few more appearances in Phase 4.
Where do you think Valentina will appear next?